THINK City EV sales gather pace in Spain
The company's electric car has been selected by Madrid City Council for a new city maintenance service. Dubbed "Madrid Avisa!", the scheme sees Madrid Avisa use a fleet of THINK City EVs and electric scooters to help fulfil its 72-hour rapid response commitment to council maintenance services in the city.
One of Europe’s largest electricity suppliers, Iberdrola has also recently taken delivery of its first fleet of THINK City EVs, to be used as courier cars in Madrid, Valencia and Bilbao. The company has committed to replace 40% of its total internal combustion engine fleet.
In addition, Spain’s newest car-share company, Cochele, has purchased several new THINK City EVs, which will be used to launch the new scheme. Introduced in Seville initially, the new service offers residents and visitors to the city the use of a THINK City for zero-emissions trips around the Andalucian capital.
Both ING Car Lease and Zardoya Otis have also just taken delivery of their first demonstrator THINK City models for initial tests in Madrid, with a view to rolling out the use of EVs across the country in the coming months.
'Electric vehicle sales got off to a modest start in Spain, but now that the THINK City is readily available and fully air-conditioned, the Spanish appetite for the world’s best-selling electric car is growing fast,' said Michael Lock, THINK’s chief marketing officer. 'Thanks to the adoption of the City in excellent new schemes such as Madrid Avisa we look forward to THINK becoming synonymous with EV success across Spain.'